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National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October: Five ways to thwart threats from cybercriminals

Cybercriminals are in it for the money – and their ever-shifting targets and tactics require continuous vigilance. Although overall ransomware attacks decreased by 20 percent, ransomware directed towards large enterprises rose by 20 percent, and ransomware targeting mobile devices rose by 33 percent. Supply chain attacks, which are used to gain private payment information from individuals or corporate...

BBB Trends: October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month: own it, secure it, protect it

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) created by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and National Cyber Security Alliance to ensure everyone has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online. This year’s theme is: Own It. Secure It. Protect It. #BeCyberSmart. Own It. Understand your digital profile. Internet-based digital...

Cyber Con artists will do anything to earn your trust; you need to be suspicious and here are some tips

In financial fraud, the con artists may not be obvious – they may look like just about anyone, and they will do anything they can to gain your trust. But in the online world, the cyber con artists have the ability to look like whoever they want – even masquerading as someone you know to trick you into falling for their attacks.   October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The Financial...